Softball: Catamounts split pair with Southern Maryland

LAPLATA, MD — Sam Hoban had three hits, including a go ahead RBI single in the seventh inning, to help Potomac State to a 4-3 win over Southern Maryland in the first game of their doubleheader.

Southern Maryland got a split by winning the second game 3-0 behind a two-hit shutout by Stephanie Genao.

The first game was tied 2-2 after six innings before Potomac State went on top to stay with a two-run seventh. Whitley Mongan drew a leadoff walk, stole second and scored on Hoban’s single. After a Britani Chambers single, Hoban scored when Shayna Vetter reached on an error.

Southern Maryland scored a run in the bottom of the inning and had runners on first and third with two outs when winning pitcher Mariah Martin got the final out, a grounder to shortstop Hoban.

Hoban was 3 for 3, Bethani Chambers had a double, single and RBI and Meghan Anderson a double and single for the Catamounts (11-9) Martin, who was perfect through four innings, scattered seven hits in a complete game win.

Southern Maryland (18-6) led by just 1-0 through five innings of the second game, then got two runs in the sixth. Alyssa Peregoy had a double and single for the winners.

Bethani Chambers and Martin had back-to-back singles in the fifth inning to account for Potomac State’s only hits.

The Catamounts (11-9) will host Butler on Wednesday at 3 o’clock.